I have yet to trap a rabbit. And there are plenty of them around.
I need some advice on trapping rabbits from someone who knows there stuff and that has done it consistently. Not just got lucky and trapped one. Thanks
I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination but my advise would be to build or buy octagon traps. I have caught rabbits in boxes but the octagon traps work much better in my opinion. You can google it and find different plans/instuctions on how to build them. Apple and vanilla flavoring for bait.
I agree with you in the summer time,, they good,, but I catch more with my Home made wooden boxies,..
I catch all I want to in the Fall, when it get down in the 30 degree, they go inside these wooden boxies for shelter,, I use No bait! Bait will catch you a possom or skunk.. Catch anything but a rabbit and forget catching a rabbit in that box,, they will not go inside if there is anyting but a rabbit scent in there..
Always use Old Lumber when building your boxies, and there is a new way to build them without the old drop lids,, the new hinged doors are lots better,, as the coyotes can't pull the lids up and get the rabbits..
I have caught 10 rabbits last week and when its cool they go inside real well..
I have some photo's here in my computor of them,, I been having my Grandson's to post them for years, here on different Web Sights. I don't think I ever put any on this web sight?
May the week end before I see him,, but will get it done,, sometimes soon,, I caught three today,, and it's not so cold this morning,, once you ever catch one in a box, and that rabbit scent, inside the box,, look out I have caugh as high as a dozen in the same box.. It's all about the cold weather and the scent thats inside the box,, I don't ever walk in front of my boxes,, and always set then so the North wind,, can't blow into the front of your box..
Get youself some Old Lumber, and do not use the new stuff..
As much about the proper construction and building material in a box trap, is the location.
You must find the travel and escape routes of the rabbits in your areas. Drawing a rabbit to an unused or unfrequented trail is a tough job even with the sweetest smells.
Tucking the trap into the mouth of tunnel that you've "seen" used, often is the best bet.. ;-)
Try finding some fresh rabbit pills and pick them up with rubber gloves and always handle your traps with rubber gloves.Put the pills inside the trap just like bait. They will have to investigate the new rabbit in their territory
best I have found---get you a tame female rabbit. Put a piece of tin under her cage so you can collect urine and feces. strain it and put in a bottle. when you run your traps---spray the entrance---if you caught a possum---wash trap with waterhose and after it dries spray it good and it will catch. Rabbits will investigate any strange rabbit coming into its area. If it is late in the winter and food is scarce--I use apple slices and vanilla extract as bait
I caught another one today in a big live trap that was baited for coons. I was using canned cat food for bait. I honestly don't know if he just went in out of curiousity or if the cat food attracted him or not but it was a wire trap
Thanks J-Frencho6 for Posting the Video for me,, as I say been using this type for many years now!
Reason I went to this Hinged Door, made out of a 2x6 is there are lots of coyotes here im N.E.Ga. and they find a rabbit inside the Old Drop Door, type box,, they will turn the box over and get your rabbit out,, before You go to them!
This type box, they can not get the door open. Like I said,, Don't use any bait if I do,, catch possoms, skunks etc. and that smell, get inside the box will be hard to ever catch another rabbit,, so I just go With Out the Bait.. I have caught 54 willd rabbits to date,, these frosty, morning they looking for a place to get inside where its warm..
Frencho6 and the Nurse,, thanks for the the photo of the Red Tick Female,, and the Christmans Card,, Here is Wishing Everyone a Big Happy Christman!!!